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Greetings All,

Please join the Northern NY Beef Producers for a great meeting and dinner on April 3rd at 6pm at the Club restaurant in Canton to discuss vaccinations and preconditioning of of beef cows and calves. Dinner sponsored by Merck. Guest speaker Dr.Grant Crawford from Minnesota.

Please RSVP this week!! See flyer with more details NNYBPA mtg 4-3-17.

Joe Eisle

Central New York Beef Producers Spring Feeder Calf Sale – April 14, 2017

We’re releasing an unsorted, preliminary YouTube video in anticipation of our April 14, 2017 CNY Beef Producers’ Feeder calf Tele-auction. View video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSE5q0Ic57o&feature=youtu.be.

Hereford breeders please excuse our misspelling your breed name! That improvement along with sorting by lots as correctly as possible will be released in a final video when graded by USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service standards the first week of April!

More details CNY_Spring_2017.

NNY Spring Beef Week starts Tuesday

Strategies to Get Your Calves to 700 Pounds to Meet Buyers’ Expectations
Mike Baker, Cornell University

Join us to look at strategies for calving at different times of year, feeding, housing and costs to getting calves to 700 pounds.
Could a local retired dairy fill this void?
Mike Baker will be available for farm visits during the day—call or email to schedule.

Find a location near you!

Tuesday March 21 – Westport Extension Office—6:00 pm

Wednesday March 22—Brushton, Scotty’s Diner— 6:30 pm

Thursday March 23—Extension Learning Farm, Canton—7:00 pm

Friday March 24—Watertown Extension Office—6:30 pm

$5.00 per person at the door ($6.00 in Brushton, includes dessert and coffee)

To register or for more info contact your local office:
Linda Gilliland—Westport llg46@cornell.edu 518-962-4810 or Laurie Davis lsd22@cornell.edu – same number
Diane Dumont—Brushton drd9@cornell.edu 518-483-7403
Betsy Hodge—Canton bmf9@cornell.edu 315-379-9192
Ron Kuck—Watertown rak76@cornell.edu 315-788-8450

Bull Genetics and Selecting Herd Sire Seminar

The Vermont Beef Producers is proud to announce the upcoming seminar with Phil Trowbridge of Trowbridge Angus.  We are thrilled that he was available to come speak to VT and New York Beef producers about the importance of using improved genetics in your herd.

Phil is a 6th generation farmer and his family has been in the Beef Industry for more than 60 years.  Phil is recognized as one of the top Angus Breed promoters and producers in the country.  He has served as past President of The American Angus Association. Phil annually sells 40-50 Bulls along with an annual heifer sale and helps with the New York Beef Producers Feeder Sale.

Phil will be discussing the importance of using quality genetics and the long-term impacts that proper bull selection can have on your herd.  Remember, the bull you use this year can have an impact on your herd for years to come.  We hope you’ll join us for this informative opportunity on Saturday, March 18th at 10:30AM at the Sudbury School in Sudbury, VT.  After the presentation, everyone is welcome to visit Mountain Meadows Farm also in Sudbury to view some Angus and Charolais bulls.

Directions to the Sudbury school are as follows:
From Rt 30 take RT 73 East for ¼ mile school house road is on the right and school is the first driveway on the left.
From RT 7 take RT 73 West out of Brandon for 5 miles, school house road will be on your left. The school driveway will be the first on left.   If you reach RT 30 you have gone too far.

Maria Slattery, Marketing & Sales Manager, Farm Fresh Radio 102.9  maria@farmfreshradio.com (802) 758-5000

A.I. Training Course to be held in Ontario County, April 7-8

While proper artificial insemination technique is important in any farm’s reproductive program, understanding the cow’s anatomy and physiology is also essential.  In this two-day class, participants will learn the biology of bovine reproduction, giving them a better understanding of the whole reproductive system.  Hands-on practice with cows will teach them proper insemination technique.  The training will consist of both classroom sessions and hands-on practice. Genex along with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team will offer this training.

Friday April 7 – Saturday April 8
Willow Bend Farm, 1159 County Road 7 Shortsville, NY
10:00 am- 3:30pm

REGISTRATION required by MARCH 31.

To register, please contact Cathy Wallace, cfw6@cornell.edu, 585-343-3040 x 138. Register online at https://nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/events.php.

More details AI_Workshop_Flyer

Save the date – March 30. Growing the NYS livestock industry.

Calling experienced livestock producers: We know you face tremendous challenges to grow your business. What are the undeveloped opportunities and how can we collectively address them?

SAVE THE DATE: Cornell University’s Small Farms Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension are partnering to host the NYS Livestock Summit on March 30, 2017 from 1-4 pm at 8 locations throughout the state.

Our aim is to prioritize needs to grow the livestock sector in NY.  The target audience for the Summit is the experienced producer (beef, swine, sheep, goat, poultry) and supporting agencies/industries. Your perspective and feedback is essential to shape the future of livestock industry support in NY!

You can choose from any of the following locations around the state:
1.    Albany County Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) in Voorheesville, NY. Contact Hank Bignell (hbd48@cornell.edu, 518-272-4210) or Tom Gallagher (tjg3@cornell.edu, 518-765-3518)

2.    Cortland County CCE in Cortland, NY. Contact Heather Birdsall – hhb6@cornell.edu, 607-391-2660 x 405

3.    Franklin/St. Lawrence County CCE in Canton, NY. Contact Betsy Hodge – bfm9@cornell.edu, 315-379-9192

4.    Jefferson/Lewis County CCE in Watertown, NY. Contact Ron Kuck – rak76@cornell.edu, 315-788-8450 x234

5.    Orange County CCE in Middletown, NY. Contact Rachel Moody (ram72@cornell.edu, 845-344-1234), Jason Detzel (jbd222@cornell.edu, 845-340-3990 x327), or Michele Lipari (mml249@cornell.edu, 845-292-6180 x129)

6.    Otsego County CCE in Cooperstown, NY. Contact MacKenzie Waro – mlw55@cornell.edu, 607-287-1292

7.    Schuyler County CCE in Montour Falls, NY. Contact Brett Chedzoy – bjc226@cornell.edu, 607-535-7161

8.    Wyoming County CCE in Warsaw, NY. Contact Nancy Glazier (nig3@cornell.edu, 585-315-7746 or Lynn Bliven (lao3@cornell.edu, 585-268-7644 x18)

REGISTER HERE
Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing your site host’s contact information and the street addresses for all the sites.
If you have general questions about this event, please contact the host of the site closest to you (info. above).

Upcoming programs in NNY

2017 North Country Grazing Schools are back! March 3, 4 and 9, 2017. This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Sid Bosworth, Extension Professor of Weed Ecology and Pasture Management at the University of Vermont.  PR 2017 North Country Grazing Schools are back

Get Certified! Dairy Beef Quality Assurance Workshop in Jefferson County.
Classroom Training: Thursday March 16, 2017 Chute side Training: Saturday March 25, 2017
Through Dairy Beef Quality Assurance (DBQA) producers recognize that every time they cull an animal from the dairy herd, they make the same commitment to food safety and quality that they make when they market their milk. Dairy_Beef_Quality_Assurance

Spring Beef Week returns across the North Country returns from March 21-25, 2017. Dr. Mike Baker, Cornell University Extension Associate, will be at the meetings to discuss differing strategies for getting your calves to 700-800 pounds-the size range that fits our local buyers finishing systems. SpringBeefWeek